August 31, 1931 – September 17, 2013
Fitzpatrick, Nancy “Ann” born August 31, 1931, died September 17, 2013. She is survived by her beloved son, Frank, and her nieces, Karen, Kathy, Janet and Debra. Ann was born and raised in Petoskey and obtained her Masters in Education from Michigan State University before moving to Saint Clair Shores where she was a longtime member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist church. Ann enjoyed a successful career as a teacher in the Grosse Pointe and Detroit Public School systems, before teaching third, fourth and fifth grades at the Grosse Pointe Academy from 1973 to 1994. Mrs. Fitz, as she was known to her students, was referred to as “the world’s greatest teacher” by each class that she taught; she had remarkable talent for bringing out the best in her students and everyone that met her. Ann was an avid golfer and she also enjoyed skiing at Nubs Nob and sailing the Great Lakes with friends and family. Visitation and funeral service will be on Thursday September 26 in the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores from 5 pm to 9 pm with service at 7 pm.
- Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2013
- Funeral Service Thursday, September 26, 2013
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September 24, 2013
To the Fitzpatrick family:
Ann was my teacher for both 4th and 5th grade back at GPA. She was very good at relating to children and was very good at her profession. She touched me in my educational career that I am just now realizing some 30+ years later. She will be sorely missed.
September 23, 2013
To Ann's family,
I lived across the street from Ann when 1st moved to Petoskey. She was always friendly and we would walk to school together. Ingrid I Butler
September 22, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful pictues. I feel like I have lost a sister. We became friends in 1944 as 8th graders in Petoskey. In 1945 we were across-the-street neighbors. We had a great rivalry when she went off to Michigan State and I went to the Univ. of Michigan. After I went to work in Chicago I would take the train to Grand Rapids and we would drive Ann's car to Petoskey. Ann was the matron-of-honor at my wedding. Our sons, Pete and John, were born within 3 months of each other. She and "big" Pete agreed to be named caretakers of our three children in our wills. I will continue to miss her for the rest of my life.
September 18, 2013
My heart goes out to you during this difficult time